Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd., New York, New York 
From 2003 to 2018
Catherine Glynn Benkaim purchased from Terence McInerney in New York City in March 2003
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glynn Benkaim
 According to information from Catherine Glynn Benkaim.
- Previous Owner(s)
Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd.
Catherine Glynn Benkaim
Very little is known about the life of Raja Tedhi Singh of Mankot (r. 1710-30, d. 1750?). A master artist produced this extraordinary portrait. Sizzling with energy, its forms are springy (note, for example, the taut curve of the hookah tube) and its positive and negative spaces, as well as its areas of saturated color and intricate pattern, are precisely balanced. The palette is both luscious and subtle: its brilliant peori yellow background attains a succulent intensity in contrast to smaller areas of pink, navy, silver and red.
Across Pahari courts, this composition for seated portraits of hooka-smoking rulers was common. The lower third of the painting is entirely covered with a vertically striped dhurrie. The ruler sits on a smaller carpet that extends to lower edge of painting. The background is an intense peori yellow, while the textiles are patterned.
- Published References
- The International Asian Art Fair. London, 2003. front cover.
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
- Rights Statement